Dh & I have been asked to teach post-confirmation CCD this year. Our parish is small, and they have not had success in getting these kids to CCD. Dh & I were asked in part because we are new to the community (not many people move into our tiny town) and we are not parent of teenagers.
The education committee’s vision for our class is to cover topics such as sexuality, vocations, end of life, etc with a discussion/speaker/video/field trip format. We do not have any curriculum to facilitate our topic selections, so dh & I are on our own. Our class will be 10-15 kids.
Here are my concerns that I am hoping someone can help with:
- How do we reach teenagers? Our oldest is only 7yo, so this is completely new territory.
- What topics will best engage them and help them as they begin their adult life?
- Where are the best resources for me to stay a step ahead of the kids? My dh is a cradle Catholic with limited knowledge of his faith and I am a convert who has had one poor RCIA experience. We are learning with our kids, but I didn’t expect to have to jump start to high school yet.